Short Stories

We substituted Poetry Teatime with Short Story Teatime last week based on a book Reptile Boy borrowed from the library: “The Beasties”, written by Jenny Nimmo and with gorgeous illustrations by Gwen Millward.



Without spoiling the book for you if you want to read it yourself, there are three short stories within the main story, each based on an object. There is a minor crisis and a resolution, all within about six sentences. It is a great example of how simple it can be to write a story.

At teatime we all chose an object as a story starter – everyone, even my youngest child. We had a very imaginative teatime, including carrots from a giant’s garden and a princess who ate strawberries.

I feel Julie from Brave Writer would have been proud of us.


About scimumsam

An ex scientist living in Australia, currently tutoring maths and science and homeschooling my own children. I blog about science and maths education on, and homeschooling (infrequently) on lookingslantwise.
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One Response to Short Stories

  1. Lula B says:

    Julie certainly would be proud! What fun. We’ve been adapting Poetry Teatime for all sorts of purposes lately. In fact we’ve been having it every day we’re home, since our new term began. So many interesting ways to enjoy words and nurture our young writers’ voices! I’m so pleased to have discovered your blog, Sam. Thank you for stopping by mine so I could find you!

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